John Falconer, British Library
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia
1 Jaun Bazar Street, Calcutta, 1863-70s. Visited photographic studios in Europe in 1864. He was awarded a gold medal for the best series of 10 portraits at the Bengal Photographic Society Exhibition of 1865.
F. Schwarzschild, 1 Jaun Bazaar, Calcutta, 1868, 1869 (Thacker’s). [Assistant: L. Baer].
1864 1 Jaun Bazaar Street, Calcutta. Away in Europe in 1864.
1865 33/4 Chowringhee Road, Calcutta.
1866-70 1 Jaun Bazaar Road, Calcutta
Awarded gold medal for the best series of ten portraits at the Bengal Photographic Society Exhibition of 1865 (Photographic News, 6 October 1865, p. 470). Served on Committee of the Bengal Photographic Society, 1865-66.
At the Society’s meeting of 26 January 1863, it was announced that ‘A Photographic Gallery has also been established on the ground floor of Mr Schwarzschild’s house, no. 33/4 Chowringhee. The use of the room has been obtained at the lw rent of Rs. 25 per month, and it is hoped that working members will occasionally exhibit there. Screens have been put up for the purpose.’
He was evidently a new arrival in India in 1863, since in discussing a point of photographic technique, Josiah Rowe stated that Schwarzschild would accept his argument ‘when he had been in the country in the hot weather’.
- Λ Journal of the Bengal Photographic Society, vol. 2, no. 4, April 1863, p. 11.
- Λ ibid, p. 20.